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A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You With Your Dog Bite Case

It's not always easy to determine whether a dog is friendly or not. Dogs can often get off their leashes or out of their yards. These are just some examples of the things that can lead to dog bites. Even though dog bites can cause so much damage and cost someone to experience a lot of losses, it can be difficult to prove a dog bite case. This is due to the fact there are so many things that must be proved in order for the victim to win their case. Since dog bite cases can be so challenging, you should never try to handle yours without a lawyer. This will significantly decrease your chances of receiving the compensation you should be entitled to. Here is more information on dog bites and how a personal injury lawyer can help. 

Dog bites can cause a lot of damage

You don't have to be mauled by a dog in order for you to sustain a lot of damage. Just a single dog bite can leave you with serious injuries. There is the chance of getting a serious infection with a dog bite. Also, some ways you can sustain serious injuries include suffering soft tissue damages, having serious disfigurement, having severed tendons or ligaments, or the life-threatening severing of an artery or amputation of at least one digit. Not to mention, you may need to put in a lot of work with physical therapy, and you may be left with chronic pain, depending on the extent of the injuries. A lawyer can help your case by pointing out all the ways your life has been and will continue to be affected by the dog attack. 

Dog bites can cost a lot

There are many ways in which a dog bite can cost you money or cause you to lose money. You will endure medical bills ranging from an emergency department visit to regular physical therapy sessions. You may also have to take a lot of time off from work due to your injuries. You might have to hire help around the house. A lawyer will help you to prove to the court that these expenses and losses were directly related to the dog bite. 

Dog bite cases can be hard to prove

Whether you are petting a dog you know or you are trespassing on someone's property, if there is a dog present, then there will be the chance of being bitten. It can be hard to prove that the dog owner is responsible for the bite. Their team may say you taunted the dog, that you were trespassing, that the dog was on a leash when you came into its space, or that something else happened that would prove they are not liable. A lawyer will significantly improve your chances of being able to prove the dog owner should be held liable and that you deserve adequate compensation. 

For more information, contact a personal injury lawyer near you.